Funeral services for Bartley Lewis “Bart” Forbes, 78, of Skiatook, OK, were held Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Tri-County Baptist Church in Skiatook, OK. Brother Chris Cooper and Jerry Lawrence officiated, and burial was in Hillside Mission Cemetery in Skiatook, OK. Casket bearers were Ralph Williams, Lloyd Hudson, Jerry Stacy, Rick Shipley, Kenny Wayne Bowman and Brad Forbes. Honorary Casket bearers were Don Saltz, Gail Huddleston, and Jonathan Givens.
Bart was born March 24, 1943 in Vera, OK, to Lewis Sidney and Sue Elizabeth (Haddock) Forbes. He passed away May 23, 2021 in Bartlesville, OK.
Bart worked for General Motors plant in Arlington, TX for several years before moving back to Oklahoma to work for Crane Carrier Company in Tulsa. He then decided to go to work for himself and become a hay broker. Bart bought an old Emeryville truck to haul hay in for several years, which lead to becoming a milkman. Bart was a highly successful, self-motivated businessman. Bart and Betty raised their family in church, and he supported Betty throughout her Evangelistic career.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Forbes; son, Shawn Forbes and wife, Sondi; daughter-in-law, Frances Forbes; grandchildren, Kelly Forbes, and Tyler Forbes; brothers, Richard Forbes and wife, Janice, Ronny Forbes and wife, Patsy; sister, Marilyn Sisk and husband, Bill; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Sue Forbes; and son, Todd Forbes.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
Online condolences to the family can be made at johnsonsperry.com.